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May 2011

ENCOURAGING GROWTH ... QUESTIONS GOD ASKS (see Andy’s item in notes)

Delivered free by the churches to each home in Heydon, Chrishall, Great Chishill, Little Chishill, Elmdon with Wenden Lofts, and Strethall


Church Services In May Sunday 1st May *

9.00am Holy Communion Service at Little Chishill 10.40am Combined Anglican and Methodist Service at Chrishall School with crèche and Sunday Clubs

Sunday 8th May *

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9.00am Holy Communion Service at Heydon 9.30am Great Chishill United Reformed Church with Revd. D Goldie 10.40am Holy Communion Service at Great Chishill with crèche and Sunday Clubs 6.00pm Youth Service at Chishall Methodist Church

Sunday 15th May *

9.00am Morning Prayer at Strethall 10.40am Family Service at Chrishall (no Sunday Clubs)

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9.00am Holy Communion service at Hamlet 9.30am Great Chishill United Reformed Church with Revd. D Goldie 10.40am Holy Communion Service at Elmdon with crèche and Sunday Clubs

Sunday 29th May – Rogation Sunday 10.00am Family Holy Communion service at Little Chishill

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Service is in the older style of language (from1662). All others in modern English. Induction loop at this service Service details, diary events and more at www.icknieldwayparish.com


Hooray, The Sun’s Shining… … well at least it is whilst I am writing this, and THE wedding is just about to happen or has just happened all depending on when you get your “Web.” We have public holidays and the thoughts of summer warmth, strawberries and cream, Wimbledon and a British winner, well we can dream at least! Yet we also have the ongoing conflict in Libya, Afghanistan and many other places in the world. The aftermath of the massive earthquake and Tsunami in Japan is horrific and yet the spirit of the Japanese people has been truly inspiring. They have been ordered with no panic and yet despite what is happening around them they have kept amazingly cheerful; they seemed to have found hope even in what appears to be a very dark situation. We have just celebrated Easter, which for the disciples at least was a time of darkness and seeming hopelessness, the winter of their lives, which suddenly turned into hope for the future as they discovered the empty tomb and the Risen Lord.. What looked like the impossible had happened and Jesus was alive and that is the amazing, exciting, yet scary thing about being on a journey with Jesus, you can never be sure about what is going to happen next as I have personally discovered. I began my Christian life in a Baptist Church and the Baptist way of doing things was all that I knew until I sensed a call to move. Life is very different now. No single church as in the past, but rather four churches working with different denominations, Methodist, Anglican and URC. Until I became involved with Clavering LEP I always thought 1662 was a musical work, but no, I discovered it is a Communion Service and one that I have grown to like; you never know where journeying with Jesus leads you. 1

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Perhaps the most important part of our Christian lives is being open to the Holy Spirit’s leading, but it is so easy to close doors on God just because something is different. The problem when we take the closed door route is that we go off the road and therefore the journey the Lord has mapped out for us. The wonderful thing about Jesus is that even when we end up going in the wrong direction He doesn’t give up on us. He loves us even as we are, but He loves us so much He doesn’t want to leave us as we are; He wants the best for each and every one of us. So is journeying with Jesus a comfy drive on a gentle country route or is it like an F1 drive, 180 miles an hour on the straight and slowing down to a snails pace in the chicane before accelerating away again? My experience has been a bit of both. But I am beginning to recognise that the comfy country meander with Jesus is far more about me ignoring everything going on around me so that I feel safe. Being on a journey with Jesus that is exciting, but at times scary has turned out to be a time growth for me, even at my great age!! Where am I trying to go with all of this? None of us knows what tomorrow will bring. It might be brilliant, it might be challenging and yes it might even be scary, but we worship a Risen Lord who has gone through more than any of us can begin to imagine. He was a radical in His day and He still is. He was on a journey from the moment he began His earthly life and I doubt it was ever a straightforward one. Through it all he trusted Father God to lead and guide, to show Him the way home. As we enjoy the late spring/early summer weather, the Royal Wedding and the extra day off because of it, let us thank God for all we have and for His guiding hand on our lives. I would like to finish with a prayer of St Patrick. “May the strength of God pilot us. May the power of God preserve us. May the wisdom of God instruct us. May the hand of God direct us. May the shield of God defend us. May the host of God guard us against the snares of the evil one and the temptations of the world. May Christ be with us, Christ above us, Christ in us Christ before us. May thy salvation O Lord, be always ours this day and for evermore. Amen.” Every blessing, David Keeble. 3


Bye Bye ‘Puppy Love’ – Hello Grown up Guide Dog!!

and makes them a nervous puppy – but not for Zanni, she takes this all in her stride now, and occasionally, if we are giving a talk in a large hall, she will just raise her head slightly, when the clapping begins, and go back to sleep on the floor, until the clapping stops. We will miss her terribly, she has been the most affectionate of puppies, and has been a big part of our family life for one whole year. Now she will go back to our Centre at Woodford Green and share a kennel and run with another Labrador, of the same age, for approximately 4 months. Her trainer will work both puppies and they will also play together. After approximately 4 months Zanni will be allocated to a Mobility Instructor, who will then take her into her own home, and work alongside the prospective owner. This is a very gradual process and the Mobility Instructors work with the blind people extremely carefully and closely and familiarise the puppy with the blind persons every day procedure and needs. And hopefully Zandra (Zanni) will respond well and qualify, when she is approximately 2 years old. I am sure, that there are a lot of people in our villages who will join me in wishing Zanni ‘Good Luck’. Hazel Mander-Callaby

Zandra (Zanni to everyone in our Parish though!) is now 14 months old and is very ready to move on to her next stage in Guide Dog Training. I haven’t written a blog for a couple of months, because being a little girl puppy, she had a three week season, and then had to be at the vets for spaying – so we were ‘out of action’ for a while. As soon as she was better we were up and working in cities and towns, mixing with large crowds and going along to clubs, schools, halls, giving talks and raising monies for Guide Dogs for the Blind and generally getting her use to the noises of everyday life in busy buildings. To experience, laughter, singing and clapping, floor surfaces, people and crowds. All this as humans, we take for granted, but for certain puppies it can be ‘frightening’

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Miracle ministry

I was flattered to be asked to speak in Hadleigh church at the service for the Women’s World Day of Prayer: I had never done anything like this before. Then, immediately, I started feeling anxious. I had never done anything like this before, what if I was incapable of doing it? Would I feel so nervous that I would only be capable of embarrassing myself? How many people would be present? Who? Why was I being asked? The answer to the last question was simple: the service had been put together this year by the women of Chile and I have visited Chile twice. My brief was to speak on anything I liked for 10 minutes, linking something about Christianity/the Bible, the theme of the service (“Sharing our loaves”) and Chile. Over the next few weeks I prayed that God would help me with this talk, I asked friends to pray for me, and I read and thought a lot about it. I decided that the bible reading from Mark’s gospel about Jesus feeding 5000 men was the topic I would go for. The “Sharing our loaves” theme had obviously been taken from this account. I was not sure how Chile would weave into this. I wrote to my friend in Chile asking her about the needs of women in Chile, I read a book about Mark’s gospel, I listened to several sermons on the passage, I continued to think and pray about it. Still not sure where Chile came into it all. The day came when I just had to sit down and write my talk. Would I be able to do it? Lots of ideas were mulling around in my mind. I prayed that God would help me. I started to type. Two hours later I stood up. I had finished. I had done it. I could do it. What is more, I felt exhilarated by the experience. I had just written a talk about Jesus feeding the 5000 that answered two fundamental questions, “Who is Jesus?” and “What is our greatest need?” (The answers, in a nutshell, are “Jesus is God” and “Our greatest need is knowledge of God”.) My exhilaration was because I knew that I had only been able to do it because God had helped me do it, and – here is the amazing part – I had written that sharing knowledge of God is a miracle ministry. In continued on page 7

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our own strength we do not have the resources to do the work. God gives us all we need. I had just shown that this was true in my own experience. Now I was quite looking forward actually to giving the talk. I had been assured that very few people were likely to be present. Surely I could cope with that? I turn up at Hadleigh church. It is an enormous building; it feels more like a cathedral than a church. The “very few people” turn out to be about 50. Someone asks me about my qualifications to speak. Everything appears to be conspiring to make me feel nervous, but I remind myself, “This is a miracle ministry. Not my strength but yours, God. Or in God’s words, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” Waves of nervousness affect me from time to time during the service, but I stand up. I feel calm. I enjoy it even. Not surprisingly, God is true to his promises. I have had the joy of taking part in a miracle ministry. Afterwards, I felt very relieved, but privileged to have had the opportunity. People say nice things to me, and I can’t tell whether they are just being polite, but I hope some are true. I’m sure I had heard one elderly lady snoring, but evidently she needed the sleep. Did Chile feature in my talk? Well, not really, except that Jesus is God in Chile too. Chileans too have knowledge of God as their greatest need. As my friend in Chile said, “Make sure you make Jesus shine like the light that he is.” I played my part; God always does his. Sarah Brock

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Last month I described some vegetables that were a little more unusual than your average sprout; this time, I’d like to suggest some delicious veg that will require a bit more thought and planning than the annual varieties previously described. Asparagus is not particularly difficult to grow, but some people feel it takes a lot of space for a short season of production and the plants can take 2 – 3 years before you can crop them fully. I don’t think that 6 weeks yield is a short season, but it is a perennial plant, so the soil cannot be used for following on with other veg. An asparagus bed can be productive for 20 years, so the greatest challenges are maintaining good soil condition and keeping perennial weeds at bay. There is Asparagus nothing better than getting the water boiling, going out to cut your asparagus spears, then sitting down to eat them with softened butter running down your fingers (or if you must hollandaise sauce), within just 10 minutes: “keep it local” I say. Once you’ve finally got bored with this, perhaps towards the end of the 6 weeks, you can use them in quiches, salads or wrapped in ham with a cheese sauce. Globe Artichokes (not to be confused with Jerusalem Artichokes) are quite large perennial plants related to thistles that will provide several large and spiny flower ‘buds’ each year to cook in boiling water an d then st rip the fleshy bases Globe Artichokes

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from the ‘leaves’ with your teeth (this is a nicer experience than it sounds) and eat the heart with a hollandaise sauce or mayonnaise as a starter. The hearts are often found in olive oil or in tins in the supermarket and make an excellent pizza topping with Red Peppers. The main problem is that the plants are not reliably hardy and December’s sudden intensely cold period has very nearly seen mine off after they struggled back from the previous winter: better protection obviously required. Another vegetable that is becoming increasingly available in supermarkets is the Jerusalem Artichoke. It is related to the sunflower, easy to grow (just replant a tuber in Feb/Mar), requires no protection and can provide a useful windbreak in the allotment. With a nutty, earthy flavour I think the tubers are very tasty in soups and stews, roasted to a fudgy-soft centre, or even sliced very thinly into a salad where they have a crunchy texture. The main problem with Jerusalem Artichokes is the dramatic effect on your digestive system – they’re not known as ‘fartichokes’ for nothing. If you grow onions successfully, you might try shallots and garlic, which enjoy much the same conditions, but store for a lot longer – up to 9 months for shallots, 6 – 12 months for garlic. However, Jerusalem Artichokes make sure that you grow the soft-necked type of garlic as the hard-necked forms do not keep well, planting in October or November, along with the overwintering onions and shallots. You can then of course plant further onion bulbs in the spring. I hope that this has given you food for thought and that you will enjoy your new range of ingredients. Happy planting, Rose Madder

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Notes Five Questions During May, as part of our Going for Growth initiative, we are planning a five part Sunday morning sermon series. This will focus on questions asked by God in the bible to Adam, Moses, and some Old Testament prophets. The questions are ‘Where are you?’, ‘What is in your hand’, ‘What are you doing here?’, ‘What do you see?’ and ‘Can these bones live?’ They are questions about context, resources, current practice, future vision and God’s timing. They are questions we can ask ourselves as God’s church as we seek to discover what God is calling us to become. Andy Colebrooke

The drop-in centre (at Chrishall Methodist hall) opens its doors on Friday 6th May from 7.30 - 9pm. Open to all youngsters in our parish who are of secondary school age. We have table tennis, pool, video games, tuck shop… for them to use.

Please do contact Erica or Theresa if you are able to volunteer to spend some time at the centre. Village Family Film Show To raise funds for the Chishill Youth Club, Toy Story 3 will be shown at 15.00 at Great Chishill Village Hall on Sunday 15th May. Tickets Fred Smith 838513 Christian Aid Week 15-21 May There will be a door-to-door collection in Heydon, Strethall, Catmere End, Duddenhoe End and parts of Wenden Lofts. Christian Aid is a vey well organised charity which helps some of the world’s poorest people in many ways, often through inexpensive projects which make a huge difference. If you would like to help to make a difference by collecting in our villages, please do speak to Jane Duffus (836903), Liz Stott (01799 521217) or Carolyn Hughes (838326). Walter Strauss - LIVE American acoustic guitar maestro, an utterly brilliant performer, is coming to give us a seismic treat on 15 May at 8pm, Chrishall Church. Tickets £8.50 includes a glass of wine - contact Neil 838122 / Erica 837272 13


FUTURE EVENTS Thursday 2nd June The Aircraft Restoration Company, Duxford. A visit to see Spitfires and other aeroplanes being restored. Lunch afterwards. Contact the office 837272 to sign up or for more information Open Gardens in Strethall Several gardens are opening on Sunday 12 June in the afternoon in aid of Strethall Church (thank you to those gardeners). Teas will be served and there will be a plant stall too. If you have plants you can donate or cakes, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Pauline Gale gale.hatley@ btinternet.com 01799 525543 Bob Rust - bjrust@btinternet.com 01799 521312 Liz Stott - liz@stottfarm.waitrose. com 01799 521217 Open gardens at Little Chishill Little Chishill Manor gardens will be open once more on Sunday 19 June, in aid of Little Chishill Church. This is always a very special event so do put the date in your diary. Jonathan’s Ordination We are delighted to announce that our Curate, Jonathan Lowe, will be ordained on 26 June. More details from the Church office and in the June Web

Anyone For Tennis? The 2011 Annual United Parish Tennis Tournament will take place this year on private courts throughout the Parish on Saturday 30th July. Please put this date in your diaries and address any enquiries to Marcus West on 01763 838294 or rem.west@btinternet.com. Players of all standards are welcomed. Sausage Lunch Many thanks to all those who supported the lunch on Saturday 2nd April. A profit of £237.50 was made which will be used to finance the Children's Christmas Party in December. Good News! The Big band Jazz night in aid of Chishill Church was a sell out. A jolly good time was had by all and £1500 was raised for church funds. A huge thank you to everyone who helped to create another memorable evening. Update on Hamlet re-thatching Carolyn Hughes and Kate Chambers, the hard working District Church Wardens of the Hamlet Church, have written to report that they have achieved their target for re-thatching the church. Thanks to 2 grants and local fund raising. This is wonderful news, however work is needed on the inside of the building so if you keep meaning to donate to the fund please do contact Carolyn or Kate, asap.

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Children at Heydon. 1950's

This is a photo of children in Heydon, taken on my old Box Brownie in the mid 1950's. You will notice no designer gear here! They are from the LH Side, Bob Barnes, Alan Barnes, young girl who was a granddaughter of the Stigwood family (the Stigwoods were farmers who lived in Fowlmere Road). The girl with the plaits is Isabel Cranwell (I think that was her surname) from Chrishall. Rear behind Bob Barnes is Terry Flack. Then, Maurice Sutton, my late cousin, and then Janet Flack. The 2 Barnes were brothers, and I think the 2 Flacks were cousins. Terry had had a sister, Sylvia, who had died at a very early age. They were mostly the children of farm workers, apart from Maurice, his father was Len Sutton, and he was a gamekeeper. Let me know what you think of the photo. Vic Arnold Everyone welcome. Do put this weekend of events in Elmdon in your diaries: walks of varying lengths on Saturday finishing at the Elmdon Dial for lunch, a barn dance in the evening at Elmdonbury barn, and on Sunday a strawberry cream tea followed by an open air Songs of Praise service. More details next month.

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May Dates

Copy deadline for June Web 3rd Contact Alison 837303 a. wesleywilkinson@tesco.net Open Door 6th & 20th from midday Chrishall Methodist hall Community Lunches 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th £4, please book by the preceding Friday 838592 Church Mice 11th and 25th at 10.45 at Chrishall Methodist Hall Annabel 838464 or Hazel 838703 Chrishall Primary School 28th May to 5th June Half Term Community Choir 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 7-8pm Chrishall Methodist Hall, contact Theresa 836962 17


Anglicans in Europe When you take your holiday on the Continent do you manage to get to church? Did you know that there are around 275 Anglican chaplaincies scattered around Europe. They come under the Anglican Diocese in Europe, whose current diocesan bishop is Bishop Geoffrey Rowell, who was enthroned in Gibraltar Cathedral on 1st November 2001. This diocese is the largest in the Church of England and serves the Anglican community throughout Europe as well as in Morocco, Turkey and the whole of the former Soviet Union. It has been a special pleasure to worship abroad in English, in Paris, Brussels and Barcelona. You meet some fascinating people. I have had the privilege of doing holiday chaplaincies in Switzerland, France and Spain. The first one was at Davos back in 1985. Further chaplaincies have followed in Interlaken, Zermatt and Wengen. Wengen is my favourite with its car-free streets, and its own English Church of St Bernard. Whilst in Wengen I conducted a marriage blessing for two English members of the Downhill Only Club. The Club gets its name from the British pioneers of Alpine skiing. Those at Wengen were challenged by the Kandahar Club from Mürren in 1925. In response to the smart uniforms of the Kandahar Club, the Wengen skiers called themselves the Downhill Only Club to make the point that they could take the train up to Kleine Scheidegg and ski downhill, whereas at Mürren there were no trains or lifts for skiers, only an uphill trudge on foot. In 1987 I took a party from our church in Hotwells, Bristol, to do a campsite chaplaincy at Carnac. We lived in very close quarters and had many laughs and little comfort. Somehow we found our team of ‘Hotwellies’ entered into a volleyball contest against Germans, French and Dutch opposition. We were totally outclassed. When we were losing something like 12-0, I noticed the captain of the Dutch team give a knowing look to the server, a huge Dutchwoman, who then deliberately served the ball out of court to give a chance to the poor English ‘Hotwellies’. For some years Thompson-Tui ran ‘Young at Heart’ holidays, complete with tea dances and chaplains. Margaret and I were employed by them one Christmas at Benalmadena on the Costa 18


del Sol. Our attempts at dancing were not successful; the tea dances were taken over by groups of sequence dancers, who were keen to use the latest steps and were not very patient of our stumbling efforts. My most recent experience of overseas chaplaincies has been two spells as a locum on the Spanish island of Lanzarote in the Canaries. Margaret and I were there in July and August last year, followed by a further six weeks over Christmas and the New Year. We stayed in the Chaplaincy House, and drove all over the island with its lunar-like landscape of volcanic rock and ash. Services were in three different venues on Sundays, mainly in Roman Catholic churches kindly lent out by the Roman authorities. On one occasion I found myself in a packed church in Teguise taking a joint English and Spanish funeral service with the local Roman Catholic priest. We flew by the seat of our pants since I did not speak Spanish and he did not speak a word of English! On the lighter side, I even managed to enjoy my first ever Burns Night Supper in Lanzarote. Next time you are going on holiday in Europe, do look up your nearest English speaking church. You can find it on the internet at www.europe.anglican.org/chaplaincies/chaplaincies_locations.php The Intercontinental Church Society www.ics-uk.org Bonnes vacances. Jeremy Collingwood

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Our Churches Anglican Church Rector: Revd Andy Colebrooke 1 Hall Lane, Gt Chishill, Royston, Herts. SG8 8SG Tel 838703 andy.colebrooke@icknield way parish.com (free day: Friday) Curate: Revd Jonathan Lowe 8 Colts Croft, Great Chishill, Royston, Herts, SG8 8SF Tel: 836962 jonathan.lowe@icknieldwayparish.com (free day: Wed) Parish Manager: Erica Debnam Office open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am - 1 pm. Church Office, Crawley End, Chrishall, Royston, Herts. SG8 8QL Tel: 837272 office@icknieldwayparish.com www.icknieldwayparish.com Parish Church Wardens: David Brock 838564 Neil Marshall 838122

David_brock@btinternet.com Neil.marshall@btinternet.com

Methodist Church Chrishall Minister: Revd David Keeble 4 Nightingale Mews, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2BQ Tel: 01799 522037 david_keeble@sky.com

United Reformed Church Great Chishill Minister: Revd Duncan Goldie The Manse, Meeting Lane, Melbourn, Royston, Herts SG8 6AN Tel: 260747 d-goldie@tiscali.co.uk

by theWay Parish of The Icknield Way Villages on behalf of the ParishPublished of The Icknield Villages the nine churches in our community. All telephone codes in this magazine are 01763 unless stated otherwise.


Clubs For Children: Every Sunday 10.40am Service Viv Rogers 837185 Church Mice 2nd + 4th Wednesday, 10.45am Hazel Colebrooke 838703 Chrishall School Head Teacher: Sharon Williams 838592 Prayer Groups: Monday Prayers weekly 9.10am, church office 837272 Monthly Prayers Monday 8pm, Gt Chishill Carolyn Hughes 838326 Elmdon Prayers Tuesday 9.15pm, Elmdon John Mills 838120 Bible Study Groups: Monday Afternoon Rectory Group 2pm,Gt Chishill Andy Colebrooke 838703 Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study 1.15pm,Gt Chishill Eileen Murrell 838909 Tuesday Evening Fellowship 8pm,Elmdon John Mills 838120 Firm Foundations Tuesday 8pm,Wenden Lofts Alison Wilkinson 837303 Whatsit allabout Thursday 1.30pm,Gt Chishill Theresa Lowe 836962 Whatsit allabout Thursday 8pm,Gt Chishill Jonathan Lowe 836962 Contacts In Our Villages: Chrishall - Marcus West 838294 Gt Chishill - Eileen Murrell 838909 Heydon - Barbara Shaw 838190 Strethall - Liz Stott 01799 521217

Elmdon - Sarah Brock 838564 Hamlet - Carolyn Hughes 838326 Lt Chishill - Peter Lyster 838238

Methodist Hall Bookings: Erica Debnam 837272 United Reformed Church Gt Chishill: Michael Livings 838708 Bell Ringing: For all towers please contact the church office 837272 Tennis At Strethall: Roger Harcourt 01799 525596 Village Web Contacts: Alison Wilkinson 837303 a.wesleywilkinson@tesco.net Advertising - Andrea Hamblin 838465 webadverts@littlewissett.co.uk Marcus West 838294 Mel Chandler 838289 Peter Hodges 01462 893546 Diana Schwieger 836901 The Parish takes no responsibility for the views of contributors or the standard of services provided by advertisers


You are invited to celebrate the career of

Pauline Gale at

Chrishall Primary School on

Tuesday 14th June 2011 6.00—8.00 pm Pauline has taught at Chrishall for over 30 years and all ex pupils/parents/ colleagues and members of the community who have worked with Pauline are welcome to join us. RSVP School Office 01763 838592 or admin@chrishall.essex.sch.uk

May 2011 Village Web  

Parish magazine of the Icknield Way Villages

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